OHLONE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Video Conference Room /
Minutes of College Council
October 28, 2005 ADOPTED
MEMBERS PRESENT: Doug Treadway Dennis Keller
Walt Birkedahl Kathleen Johnson
Tom Holcomb Maria Ramirez (for Wayne Takakuwa)
Zane Gray Debbie Trigg
Jim Wright Cheryl Lambert
Linda Evers Ankita Shah
Dave Schurtz Deanna Walston
MEMBERS ABSENT: Richard Grotegut
Motion: Moved/Johnson; Second/Shah;
Passed unanimously to approve the
Motion: Moved/Trigg; Second/Johnson;
Passed unanimously to approve the
· Jim Wright distributed working document regarding revised academic calendar. Reviewed changes to implementation timeline. Currently converting fall schedule.
· At their October 26 meeting, the Board of Trustees approved negotiations with unions on this topic.
· Goal to have consensus before holiday break.
· Ron Travenick provided a brief update re: Chancellor's Office status. Eight other proposals for compressed calendars are currently under review at Chancellor's office. Ohlone calendar, in draft form, has been converted.
· Same apportionment multiplier applies for any class period between 50-60 minutes.
· Chancellor's office's intent is to choose one model and apply it to all schools with 16 week calendar. Chancellor's office forming study group to review this trend.
· What are most acceptable to Chancellor's office are 60-minute class periods.
Dr. Treadway provided a verbal
summary of his recent trip to
This trip was a follow-up to previous
To illustrate the increasing interest in
building relationships with
· Described various visits and relationships being fostered (Hong Kong University, Shanghai Theater & Dance University, ESL contract opportunities, Hangzhou University centers, Taizhou, etc.). Official invitation for ASOC will be forthcoming.
Delegation of teachers & academic
administrators for ESL (from
· There was a Nursing program presentation / discussion with Board (lottery pros & cons, etc.)
· ASOC budget was approved.
· Closed session to consider non-binding negotiations with developer(s)
· Open session announced that none of the surplus property will be considered for sale (lease only). Serious concern that the second generation proposals from developers will not be as lucrative for the college.
· Keller’s disappointment voiced at Board meeting. During the meeting, he requested Board to respond with rationale for their decision. Council letter submitted as part of upcoming self-evaluation (11/9) and Keller intends to be proactive during self-evaluation meeting. He stated that he has been encouraged by some Board members to be more frank, which he will do.
· Greatly disappointed in the outcome and process. Keller told Board that "College Council is watching" and that the Board will need to explain themselves to the college community. It is time for us to make the Board accountable.
· Asking the Board to clarify their officer election procedure. Board policy is not followed with regard to the election of the Board President. Keller wants Board to clearly articulate process. Board policy states that board takes nominations and then takes votes for each of the Board offices. Hoping to resurrect awareness of Board policy.
· Keller asked Board to offer written response to Council to explain closed session decision regarding surplus property sale/lease.
· Treadway commends Dennis's presentation to Board: passionate and energized, but professional. Keller is serving Council well, according to Treadway.
· Call for additional people to speak at Board meetings is practical. Really helping to have members of academic community proactive.
· Takes 2/3 majority to sell land. John Weed is business owner and cannot vote on this matter. Bill McMillin is adamantly opposed. Need the remaining 5 votes. Brunton switched and voted no. Voting on prior question of sale or lease, not on negotiations. Bill & Bob will need to provide further explanation.
· It was pointed out and the College community is asked to remember that the majority of the Board is in favor of the proposed sale of Parcel C and they may bring this back to the table. We'll go back to the developers and ask them to wait for us to get the Board to reconsider. Board needs to hear from us what the impact would be of the loss of this revenue.
· The College is currently obtaining real estate appraisals for each parcel.
· 20 acre, lease only opportunity for Parcel C will be much less attractive to developers. There is $30M profit potential in parcel C and $10M in the remaining parcels.
· Most developers will realize a cash return on single family homes. Very attractive and beneficial.
· What is this Board delay and prolonged process costing the district? We could quantify the expense involved in getting to this point.
Four Board members asking for our patience, saying
that it's not a final vote. Will ask
Board again to reconsider lease/sale, but we won't continue to expend funds
until and unless the Board reconsiders.
· November 9 meeting will allow this issue to work its way through; November 28 anticipated for re-vote. Campus could request afternoon meeting.
Motion: Moved/Silva; Second/Ramirez;
Passed unanimously to request of the Board of Trustees:
o Results of the roll call vote and the reasoning of each member for their vote).
o Clarification of Board officers’ election procedure
o Request for afternoon board meeting on the Ohlone Fremont campus on 11/28
· CSEA letter and SEIU comments at the Board meeting regarding the academic calendar were helpful, clearly stated. Thanks expressed from Dennis.
President's mid-term report scheduled (
World Forum scheduled (Wednesday, November 2 @ ).
· Highlights from Board meetings now being provided via e-mail Announcement following each meeting. Brief summary format and Treadway asking for feedback on presentation.
· Question regarding residency requirement for Board members. Yes, Board must reside within district / voting precincts that are set aside for their seats. Must be a resident of the district and “be available to do the business of the district”. Subject to interpretation.
· EOPS - Raz Mohammed's mother very ill / please drop him an e-mail of support.
· Cheryl Lambert's quilts are showcased in Library. Display cases are available to promote, educate and entertain (2 week periods).
· Note: November 11 is a holiday. No meeting.
· Note: November 18 no co-chairs able to attend. No meeting.
· Note: November 25 is a holiday. No meeting.
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at